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Smethport Area Junior–Senior High School
Support the Child, Develop the Student
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Welcome to the Internet Home of the Hubbers!

Smethport Area Junior–Senior High serves seventh through twelfth-grade students in the northern Pennsylvania Wilds of  McKean County. Here, we encourage students to reach for success both in and beyond the classroom. 

Please take a moment to learn more about our school, the teachers and staff who support our children’s educational growth, and the excellent programs we offer. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to serving you.

An Important Message from Our Superintendent

February 12, 2024

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Families, and Students,

I am reaching out to inform you that this morning (February 12,) during a routine check of the parking lots, a hunting shotgun was found in plain sight in a car in the student parking lot at Smethport Area School District.

School administration immediately investigated and were assisted by the Smethport Borough police and McKean County district attorney’s office. We immediately looked into this concern and identified the student. The student was cooperative and confirmed there was a firearm in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched, and it was confirmed that a firearm was inside the vehicle.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited on school property by state law and board policy.

At no point were there any issues, concerns, or any indication of an immediate threat to our school campus.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to take the appropriate measures to ensure our schools are safe. We appreciate the support of SASD staff, Smethport Borough police, and the McKean County district attorney’s office as we create and maintain the level of safety that we want for our school

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.

All the best,

Mr. Brice N. Benson
Superintendent of Schools

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Smethport Area Junior–Senior High School—the home of the Hubbers! 

It is a privilege to be a part of this community, and I thank you for your continued support. 

As we focus on “supporting the child; developing the student” this year, please be aware of the balance between valuing the health and safety of our students and staff and maintaining an educational environment and process that benefits every child. Through clear communication, a positive attitude and work ethic, and responsible, accountable decision-making, we will strike that balance and see our children flourish. 

We welcome your involvement.

In Learning,

Douglas Dickerson

Mr. Douglas Dickerson